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All reviews town council council chamber magistrates court mary's church court room the main street worth a visit suggested donation guild hall small building fascinating history tucked away english history on duty high street free entry mayors
Popped in here whilst in Totnes recently. Free to enter (donations asked for...) Plenty of history of the town, especially with regard to the shipping off of convicts to Australia! Worth a look if you are into history.
You can learn just about all you want to about Totnes by just visiting the guildhall. History of the town is well documented with photos and it’s all well laid out and very well managed and maintained. A donation of £1 a visit per person...More
This gorgeous 16th Century Guildhall is located behind St Mary's Church in the main street. The building, a former Benedictine Monastery became a Guildhall in 1553 It contained a Magistrates Court from 1624 until 1974. At various times it housed the town's prison from where...More
So much history in such a small building spanning seven centuries. It's free entry with a suggested donation of £1. Well worth the money. The guide was terrific and great with the young teenager letting them lock the jail from the outside with a key...More
Well worth a visit. The building has been used as a jail, courthouse, museum and is still used for town council meetings.
The guide - a local volunteer - was excellent , very informative and interesting with some entertaining tales from events in the towns...More
Sixteenth century original court room and a functioning council chamber. Courtroom, jail, council chambers and a lot of history and a friendly and informative guide. Worth a visit.
There are some lovely cake shops, an Elizabethan house museum, we had lunch at Pie street which...More
Stumbled across this place behind St. Mary's church. A gentlemen who appeared to be "on duty" was eager to share with us the history of the town guild hall, which contains a listing of all the mayors, including the current mayor dressed in formal mayoral...More
For a free attraction relying on donations it was reasonably interesting combined with the castle and Elizabethan museum certainly helped learn a great deal more about Totnes but very much short and sweet.